CityFactory: New Work. New Design.
„Six “demonstrators” within the city and the sweeping exhibition at the MAK make visions of new fields of work in the digital future tangible from a design perspective.
In front of a background of increasing digitalization and rapid climate change, this exhibition renegotiates the topic of work from a design perspective. Advancing automation and the growing deployment of robots are radically changing our working environment. The political demand for full employment must be revisited in light of these developments.
Humans’ responsibility for climate change and the knowledge that societies in the Global North have an ecological footprint of 2 ½ Planet Earths are forcing us to rethink production and consumption. Post-industrial societies cannot continue to be concerned only with innovations for the mass market and constant economic growth. More than ever, it has become necessary to make knowledge, technologies, and materials available so that we can locally and collaboratively produce that which we need to live—without thereby destroying the environment or exploiting workers in low-wage countries.“
Institute of Design Research
21. Juni – 1. Oktober
MAK- Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art,
Stubenring 5, 1010 Vienna